Self-employment and cancer

Many Australians run their own business or work as a freelancer, contractor, farmer or entrepreneur. They may be a sole trader or employ other people. If you currently have your own business or are self-employed, and have cancer, information on these pages may help you manage your work situation:

This information was last reviewed in January 2017
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